About 65 percent households of Delhi have one or more individuals who have already started experiencing pollution-related ailments, a survey has revealed.
Forty-seven percent are facing cold, cough or sore throat issues, while 26 percent is witnessing burning eyes, and 30 percent is facing breathing difficulties, the survey results showed.
Capital city’s air quality index stood at 323 at 1 p.m., which falls in the ‘very poor’ category. The air pollution reaches a crescendo in Delhi and surrounding regions every winter, when pollution from stubble burning combines with the suspended water droplets in the lower atmosphere to form a thick blanket of noxious smog.
Many doctors and hospitals in the city have also started reporting higher number of cases of patients with breathing difficulties. People with pre-existing respiratory or pulmonary conditions, when exposed to poor air quality are more likely to develop complications that could make them more vulnerable to infectious diseases like corona virus.